Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Octave Day of SS Peter & Paul, Apostles

The Old Roman

In Octava SS. Apostolorum Petri et Pauli(R) Missa “Sapiéntiam Sanctórum”

Today is the traditional Octave Day of SS Peter and Paul according to the pre-1955 Roman Catholic Liturgical Calendar. This Octave was eliminated in the 1955 reforms; however, those attached to the traditions of the Church still call to mind the spiritually appropriate for this Octave Day.

Sadly, the loss of the Apostles Fast, the Vigil of Ss. Peter and Paul as a day of fasting, and the loss of the Octave, in addition to losing June 29th as a Holy Day of Obligation, has eroded devotion to these princes of the Apostles. A return to Tradition must entail rediscovering these elements.

INTROIT Ecclus. 44:15; 44:14.

At gatherings the wisdom of the Saints is retold, and the assembly sings their praises; their name lives on and on. Ps 32:1 Exult, you just, in the Lord; praise from the upright…

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